Lakers lose to Clippers again as third quarter woes continue
The Lakers are now 2-9 after losing to the Clippers 114-101 on Wednesday. The Lakers have lost nine straight to their hallway rivals.
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1. Lakers lose to Clippers again as third quarter woes continue
The Lakers are now 2-9 after losing to the Clippers 114-101 on Wednesday. The Lakers have lost nine straight to their hallway rivals and The Sporting Tribune’s Rey Moralde is starting to wonder if there is a light at the end of this long dark tunnel of a season.
There’s not much else to say. The Lakers are 2-9. They’re a horrible team. There is no energy. There is no soul. And there’s not much that can be done other than to get better within. They’re tied up with their current roster but like I said before, I’m not here to talk about trade speculations and whatnot. As I was reminded, they were one shot away from being 1-10. Did I mention that LeBron is hurt and there’s a chance he could be out for an extended period?
2. Rams QB Matthew Stafford in concussion protocol
The Rams placed quarterback Matthew Stafford in concussion protocol Wednesday and there’s a chance he will be ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. More from The Sporting Tribune:
Rams head coach Sean McVay said the move comes on the direction of the team's medical staff, who noted something wasn't quite right with Stafford after last week's loss at Tampa. "It's more importantly about the person, than the player in these types of things as we know," McVay said Wednesday. "... We'll take it a day at a time with him and that's what our medical experts determined, just based on some of the things that they gathered was the smart and right course of action."
3. A look at the Dodgers’ offseason 40-man roster
With the offseason officially underway, a lot is going to change in regards to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster. There’s no one better than The Sporting Tribune’s Blake Harris to break down the roster going into a pivotal offseason for the Dodgers.
There are free agents, prospects that need to be added and potential trades. Here’s an updated look at the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and where is stands at the beginning of November. This list includes the players that are free agents, along with prospects who the Dodgers might have to add to the 40-man roster during the Rule 5 draft.
4. Dodgers claim Luke Williams off waivers
Speaking of the Dodgers, they actually made a move. The Dodgers claimed Luke Williams off waivers from the Marlins and The Sporting Tribune’s Blake Harris has more on the transaction.
So, who exactly is Williams and why did the Dodgers make this move? Right off the bat, this move is interesting for various reasons. First off, the Dodgers added Williams to the 40-man roster, which is going to be a topic of discussion this offseason. With a number of free agents and prospects that will likely have to be added, 40-man spots were expected to be thin. So, the Dodgers just used a spot-on player that isn’t really a household name.
5. Pages pushes Desert Dogs to Arizona Fall League playoffs
Turns out that even in mid-November, there are baseball games with playoff implications. The Sporting Tribune’s Tony Capobianco has the latest from the Arizona Fall League.
A home run from Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Andy Pages in Wednesday’s Arizona Fall League game between Glendale and Mesa put the Desert Dogs into Friday’s play-in game. The winner of that game will face the Surprise Saguaros on Saturday for the league title contest. The Solar Sox can make it a rematch with a win over the Peoria Javelinas in the regular-season finale on Thursday.
6. Blackhawks meet Kings in search of another jumpstart
The Kings are coming off a 1-0 victory against the visiting Minnesota Wild on Tuesday in a rare low-scoring game for Los Angeles this season and will look to extend their winning ways tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks. More from The Sporting Tribune:
The Kings will be looking to win three games in a row for the second time this season. “As you get better as a team, you’re looking for perfection on both ends, it doesn’t exist,” McLellan said. “We still have a long way to go to really get to that point.” Los Angeles also will be looking to improve on its power play after going 0-for-4 with the man-advantage against the Wild, including a five-minute power play.
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10. The Arash Markazi Show presented by The Sporting Tribune
On Wednesday’s show, the crew talked about the current state of the Lakers and Clippers heading into their game at Crypto.com Arena with The Sporting Tribune’s Grant Mona and Kayla Knierim.
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